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2021-10-14 09:30:00
2021-10-14 10:30:00
Europe/London
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Webinar Description:

BusinessGreen’s latest interactive webinar, hosted in association with EQUANS, will bring together a panel of experts to explore why organisations need to prioritise the development of truly sustainable business models that create value for all stakeholders without depleting the natural, economic and social capital.

The event will provide an exclusive insight into the high profile Zero Carbon Rugeley project, which is working to turn the site of the Rugely coal power plant into a world-leading sustainable community.

As such, it will explore how effective green infrastructure and business transformation projects can create ecosystems that co-optimise business and societal benefits, while really listening to all stakeholders to developing a win-win approach for clients and partners.

The webinar will provide an invaluable insight into both the future of cutting-edge Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) and best practices for engaging communities with the net zero transition and what it means for them, demonstrating how carbon emissions and energy costs can be reduced whilst simultaneously boosting local economic regeneration and social integration.

Panellists

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James Murray

Editor-in-chief, BusinessGreen

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James Murray is Editor-in-Chief of BusinessGreen, having launched the site in October 2007. He is responsible for BusinessGreen's leading news, opinion and analysis, and also contributes to the brand's expanding events' programme. James is one of the UK's leading commentators on the low carbon economy. He writes occasionally for The Guardian newspaper and has also reported for BBC Radio on a number of green technology stories. James reports daily on a wide range of green business issues, with a particular focus on low carbon policy, economics and technology. In March 2011, James was voted number eight in the Press Gazette's list of the top 50 environmental journalists in the UK. Prior to launching BusinessGreen, James spent five years as a technology journalist working on a variety of IT titles.

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Kirti Rudra

Energy and Carbon Solutions Director, EQUANS

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Kirti is responsible for enabling net zero through resilient, sustainable and affordable client solutions at EQUANS. As a Chartered Accountant, with 15 years of experience in the energy sector, Kirti supports customers in technical development through to commercial structuring and funding of services.

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Christoph Mazur

Project Lead Zero Carbon Rugeley

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Dr Christoph Mazur is currently working for the EQUANS Places & Communities on the Rugeley Power Station Redevelopment, where he leads Zero Carbon Rugeley, a UK Government funded innovation project on the design of a smart local energy system, bringing together teams from engineering, retrofit, mobility, finance and human geography. He is one of ENGIE Group’s Global Experts in Cities and Mobilities. Before joining EQUANS, Christoph used to be a Research Fellow at Imperial College London, where he conducted research on sustainability transitions.

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Serena Bacuzzi

Regional Senior Project Officer, Midlands Energy Hub (Great Birmingham and Solihull LEP)

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Serena is a sustainability professional with experience in carbon reduction and environmental management in the private and public sector as well as in education establishments. Previous responsibilities included writing carbon reduction plans, climate change strategy and feasibility study, ensuring compliance with environmental legislation, carrying out environmental and energy audits, measuring carbon footprint and setting carbon reduction targets. Before becoming Energy Projects Officer for the Midlands Energy Hub, she has worked for a local Environmental Charity providing environmental and energy consultancy to businesses in the West Midlands, and as a Sustainability Officer at a FE College raising awareness about energy efficiency and environmental protection among the college’s community. Serena holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Sciences and Technologies and is PIEMA member.

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